CEE Graduate student Yang Zhang, advised by Professor Lee Han, was invited to present his research at Amazon Research Symposium, in Seattle, January 26 – 27. His research titled “Scheduling for Timely Delivery in a Large Scale Dispatch System,” tackles the challenge of providing on-time package/passenger delivery services under time conflict and high demand situations. He developed an optimization model to guarantee reduced delays, and trains machine learning models to predict travel time under dynamic traffic conditions. His research has broad business applications, such as last and middle-mile delivery, Amazon Flex, Amazon Prime Now, ride-sharing scheduling, etc.
Around 70 researchers from all over the world were invited to present their research in the fields of Operations Research, Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, Computer Vision and other.